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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Year
1,237
1923
4,422
1922
4,245
1921
4,687
1920
3,532
1919
2,914
1918
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Topics & Subjects
4,584
genealogy
2,169
Bible
1,438
World War, 1914-1918
1,130
Catholic Church
953
Art
905
Economics
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goethe, johann wolfgang von, 1749-1832
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ontario. legislative assembly
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shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
454
r.r. bowker company
444
canada. parliament
318
cicero, marcus tullius
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English
37,047
French
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German
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Spanish
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Italian
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by Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953
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Topic: Aerial photography
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by Vatsyayana; Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares
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Topic: Love
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by Bridgman, George Brant, 1864-1943
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Topic: Anatomy, Artistic
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by Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
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by Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912
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Superseded by Royal Historical Society. Publications. Camden third series
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Topics: Botany -- Great Britain, Wild flowers -- Great Britain Identification
La clavicula de Salomón -- Invocaciones, pactos y exorcismos -- El dragón rojo y la cabra infernal -- La gallina negra, escuela de sortilegios -- El gran grimorio o el pacto de sangre ; Candela Mágica para descubrir encantamientos -- Recopilación de la magia caldea y egipcia, filtros, encantamientos, hechicerías y sortilegios
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Topics: Occultism, Witchcraft
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by Sun-tzu, 6th cent. B.C; Giles, Lionel, 1875-1958
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Topic: Military art and science -- Early works to 1800
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This private library collection consists of over 20,000 books and serials dating from the 17th century to the present that deal with the history, language, and culture of Carpatho-Rusyns in all regions where they reside in the European homeland as well as in the diaspora (especially the United States and Canada). Studies about other peoples who have interacted with Carpatho-Rusyns in their homeland are well represented--Magyars, Jews, Slovaks, Germans, Roma, and Czechs among others. The...
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Topic: English language -- Synonyms and antonyms
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by Fletcher, Banister, 1833-1899; Fletcher, Banister, Sir, 1866-1953
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Topic: Architecture -- History
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Topic: Latin language -- Dictionaries
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by Satow, Ernest Mason, Sir, 1843-1929; Ishibashi, Masakata; Hobart-Hampden, E. M. (Ernest Miles), 1864-; Parlett, Harold G. (Harold George), Sir, 1869-
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Topics: Japanese language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Japanese
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Topics: United States -- Genealogy, England -- Emigration and immigration, United States -- Biography,...
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by Burton, William, 1863-; Hobson, R. L. (Robert Lockhart), 1872-1941
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Topic: Pottery -- Marks
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Topics: Spanish language, English language
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by Bellows, John, 1831-1902; Bellows, Wiilliam
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Topics: French language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries French
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by Nesfield, John Collinson
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Part I. Parsing and analysis.- Part II. Composition: Force and propriety of diction.- Part III. Enlargement of vocabulary: Figures of speech.- Part IV. Prose and poetry.- Part V. History of the language
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Topics: English language -- Composition, English language -- Grammar
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by Becker, Sarah Cary; Mora, Federico, 1847-1926
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Topic: Spanish language -- Idioms
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Topics: Knights and knighthood, Nobility -- Great Britain, Orders of knighthood and chivalry
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944; Sutton, E. W. (Edward William), b. 1871
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Topics: Oratory, Rhetoric, Ancient
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by Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Hausa language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Hausa
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by Yates, William, 1792-1845
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Topic: Urdu language -- Dictionaries English
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by Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892; Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles, 1871-1928
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Topics: Gentry -- Ireland, Heraldry -- Ireland
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by Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Hausa language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Hausa
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Topics: Latin language -- Idioms, English language -- Dictionaries Latin
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by James, William, 1842-1910
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Topic: Psychology
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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by Melville, Herman, 1819-1891
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by Babur, Emperor of Hindustan, 1483-1530; Beveridge, Annette Susannah, 1842-1929
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"Writings based upon or relating to Babur's": p. l-li
Topics: Jagataic language -- Texts and translations, India -- History, Mogul Empire
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by Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867; Scott, Cyril, 1879-1970
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by Casalis, A. (Alfred)
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Topic: English language -- Dictionaries Sotho
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by Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851
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With: Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus / by the author of The last man, Perkin Warbeck, &c. &c. London : H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831
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Topics: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
Works used in the preparation of this dictionary: p. [lxxvii]-xcvi
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Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic Dictionaries
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Topics: Mahabharata, Puranas -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Devon (England) -- History, Devon (England) -- Gazetteers, Devon (England) -- Directories, Exeter...
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Topic: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries English
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Topic: Tulu language -- Dictionaries
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by Unamuno, Miguel de, 1864-1936
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Topics: Sanskrit language -- Dictionaries English, English language -- Dictionaries Sanskrit
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by Germany. Statutes. Handelsgesetzbuch; Schuster, Alfred Felix
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Translation of Handelsgesetzbuch, 1897
Topic: Commercial law
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Topics: Quotations, Arabic, Quotations, Persian
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by Vijayarjendrasri, fl. 1890-1900; Dpavijaya, Muni; Yatindravijaya, Muni; Bhpendrasri
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Prakrit and Sanskrit; introductory matter in Hindi
Topic: Prakrit languages
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by Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892; Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
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by Madan, Arthur Cornwallis, 1846-
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Topic: Swahili language -- Dictionaries English
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Topics: Quotations, Latin, Quotations, Greek
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by Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
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Topic: Composition (Art)
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by Lévi, Eliphas, 1810-1875; Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942
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Includes index
Topic: Magic
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Topic: Kannada language -- Grammar
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Topic: India -- Biography
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by Guptill, Arthur Leighton, 1891-1956
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Topics: Pencil drawing, Drawing -- Study and teaching, Architectural drawing
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by Fehlinger, Hans, 1874-
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Bibliography: p. [128]-133
Topics: Primitive societies, Sexual ethics, Sex
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Animism, Mythology, Civilization
Topics: Huguenots -- Great Britain, Huguenots -- Ireland, French -- Ireland
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by British Museum. Dept. of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts; Barnett, Lionel D. (Lionel David), 1871-1960; Pope, George Uglow, 1820-1908
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Topic: Tamil literature -- Bibliography
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Topics: Spanish language, Commerce
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Topic: Law reports, digests, etc. -- India
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Topic: English language -- Slang Dictionaries
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Topic: Holy, The
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Topics: Great Britain. Army, Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
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by Hepburn, J. C. (James Curtis), 1815-1911
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Topic: Japanese language -- Dictionaries
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Topics: Registers of births, etc, Maryland -- Census
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Topic: Pennsylvania -- History Sources
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by Spano, Giovanni, 1813-1878
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Sardinia Dictionaries, Italian language -- Dictionaries, Proverbs,...
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by Greaves, Edwin
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Topic: Hindustani language -- Grammar
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Topics: Authors, Indic, Book industries and trade, Indic periodicals
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by Mysore. Dept. of Archaeology; Rice, B. Lewis (Benjamin Lewis), 1837-1927; Narasimhacharya, Ramanujapuram Anandan-pillai, rao bahadur, d. 1937
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Topics: Inscriptions -- India Carnatic, Carnatic (India) -- Antiquities
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by Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900
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First essay: "Good and evil", "Good and bad".--Second essay: "Guilt", "Bad conscience", and the like.--Third essay: What is the meaning of ascetic ideals?--Peoples and countries, tr. by J.M. Kennedy
Topic: Ethics
Text in Sanskrit and English
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by Ercolani, Libero
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Topics: Italian language -- Dialects Romagna, Italian language -- Dictionaries
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by Ey, Louise, 1854-
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Topics: Portuguese language -- Grammar 1870-, Portuguese language -- Conversation and phrase books